Log Deer

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The Christmas season is officially in full swing!  While our house often competes with the Griswold’s as to how many light bulbs can be squeezed in a certain square foot space, I wanted to come up with a less flashy Christmas decoration.

The log deer are made entirely out of reclaimed resources, other than the optional burlap tail. The bigger set below are from logs that I chainsawed from a dead tree, and the logs above were cut with a saw since they were smaller in diameter. The legs and neck are made from bamboo that I dried last year and cut with a miter saw, and the antlers are out of small branches found in the woods. To secure everything, I drilled holes with spade bits that were slightly larger than the bamboo and branches. The bamboo and branches fit snugly in place with a bit of liquid nails on each to make each deer strong enough to withstand being indoors or outdoors. A sprig of holly from the holly tree in my backyard is the final touch.

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Log deer sale: $19 each, or $35 per pair

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About Mel

My name is Mel, and I split my time living, working and playing in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern Vermont. I'm a reclaimed wood artist who loves to continually find ways to repurpose wood and give it new life. "Nature Calls: Reclaimed Wood Designs" is my business dedicated to doing that! Thanks for stopping by!
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